Broxtowe Borough Celebrates Commonwealth Day 2024

11/03/24 - Broxtowe Borough Council joined the 56 countries of the Commonwealth to fly the Commonwealth flag in the Borough, as part of the annual Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth Day.

The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Teresa Cullen, Dr Jaswant Bilkhu Deputy Lieutenant and students from Round Hill School raised the Commonwealth Flag in Beeston Square at a special ceremony at 10.00am on Monday 11 March 2024. A message from His Majesty the King for the Commonwealth Day and a specially written Commonwealth Affirmation were read out at the ceremony before the raising of the Commonwealth flag.

The theme for Commonwealth Day 2024 is ‘One Resilient Common Future’. It highlights how the 56 member countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific & Europe must harness their strengths by building resilience, unlocking potential, leveraging the ‘Commonwealth Advantage’ and fostering a connected, digital Commonwealth. This transformation paves the way for a future where wealth isn’t just widespread but genuinely equitable.

More than one thousand Commonwealth flag were raised in a shared celebration of this amazing family of nations that encompasses the globe. It was again catching the imagination of thousands of participants from all walks of life, inspiring them to join with others throughout the Commonwealth. As a collective public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, it enabled participants to show appreciation for the values the Commonwealth upholds, and the opportunities offered for friendship and cooperation with fellow Commonwealth young and old citizens around the world.

For more information about the Broxtowe event, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3210, email or visit

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